Williams’ game-winning single in ninth helps Wallace State baseball edge Calhoun in series opener, Croft tosses three-hitter in nightcap

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State sophomore Sawyer Williams delivered a two-out, game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth against Calhoun on Thursday afternoon, lifting the Lions to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at James C. Bailey Stadium. Williams, a Cullman graduate, fought off two tough pitches with two strikes before punching a single in between the…

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Wallace State baseball opens 2013 season seeking to build upon last year’s state runner-up finish and ACCC Northern Division co-championship

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State baseball coach Randy Putman imagines his sophomores will be motivated from February to May to eliminate the bitter feeling they experienced last season in the state tournament championship, when the Lions finished runner-up and two wins shy of earning the program’s first NJCAA World Series berth since 2006. “If losing in…

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Former Wallace State pitcher Craig Kimbrel appreciative of mental toughness he developed while with Lions, proud of program’s tradition

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HANCEVILLE – Hunting, working out and spending time with family are priorities for a lot of 24-year-olds. For Craig Kimbrel, a former Wallace State pitcher and Atlanta Braves closer, those are things he considers components of a relaxing offseason. “My life is uncomplicated. It is awesome I’m living my dream right now playing for the…

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Wallace State Baseball Team Makes Holiday Visit to Hanceville Nursing and Rehab Center

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CONTACT: Russell Moore, Communications and Marketing, Wallace State Community College, 256-352-8443, russell.moore@wallacestate.edu HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State Community College’s baseball team continued an annual holiday tradition this month by visiting residents at the Hanceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The team spent nearly two hours with the residents, playing games like bingo and dominoes, in addition…

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Wallace State Community College’s athletic teams collectively put together a memorable 2012

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HANCEVILLE – Four state championships, two state runner-up finishes and multiple academic achievements were among the impressive highlights for Wallace State athletics in 2012. Toss in former athletes making splashes on the national scene and a renovated Tom Drake Coliseum floor and the previous 12 months rival the finest years in the college’s athletic history.…

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Former WSCC baseball star and Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Elmore visits campus, reminisces about career with Lions

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HANCEVILLE – Jake Elmore, a former Wallace State baseball star and current Arizona Diamondbacks infielder, was preparing to make his first major league start at shortstop at Busch Stadium in mid-August when the chills and goosebumps overcame him. His dreams of making the big leagues had arrived. “It wasn’t my first at bat at home…

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